Mom's Meatloaf... the Sequel

Tammy Brownlow


I took my mom's meatloaf recipe as a base - which is very good by the way, and added some new elements. I love left over meatloaf for grilled cheese and meatloaf sandwiches or just a cold sandwich with mayo, lettuce and tomato.


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6 to 8
30 Min
1 Hr 20 Min


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  • 1 medium
    onion, finely diced
  • 2 medium
    bell peppers, finely diced - i use what ever color i have
  • 3 medium
    tomatoes, seeded and finely diced
  • 4 clove
    garlic, finely minced
  • 1/4 c
    italian parsley chopped
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil

  • 3 lb
    ground beef - i use 80/20
  • 2 slice
    bread, diced
  • ·
    milk, just enough to soak the bread
  • 1 tsp
  • 2
    eggs, beaten
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Mom's Meatloaf... the Sequel


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet add olive oil and onion cook on medium 3 minutes. Add Peppers and continue to cook until onions and peppers are tender. Add garlic and cook for 2 more minutes.
  3. Add ketchup, worcestershire sauce and stir until combined. Add parsley and tomatoes and stir those until combined. Taste and salt and pepper if desired.
  4. place bread in a shallow dish and gently pour milk in a little at a time until milk is absorbed. Set aside.
  5. In your mixer place ground beef 1 1/2 cups of the tomato pepper sauce, cumin and eggs. Add the soaked bread. Mix on low speed until well combined stopping and scraping the bowl often.
  6. This is a tip I learned on the Rachel Ray Show a long time ago - Get about a tablespoon of the meat mixture and microwave until done 20 seconds. Taste to see if additional salt and pepper is desired.
  7. After you are happy with the flavor place meat mixture in a 9 x 5 loaf pan. Top with 1/2 cup tomato pepper sauce. Then place bacon across the top.
  8. Bake for an hour to an hour and a half until done. Let sit for 5 to ten minutes. Serve with additional tomato pepper sauce.

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About Mom's Meatloaf... the Sequel

Course/Dish: Beef, Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids

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